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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3672–3686

Design of plasmonic photonic crystal resonant cavities for polarization sensitive infrared photodetectors

Jessie Rosenberg, Rajeev V. Shenoi, Sanjay Krishna, and Oskar Painter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 3672-3686 (2010)

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We design a polarization-sensitive resonator for use in mid-infrared photodetectors, utilizing a photonic crystal cavity and a single or double-metal plasmonic waveguide to achieve enhanced detector efficiency due to superior optical confinement within the active region. As the cavity is highly frequency and polarization-sensitive, this resonator structure could be used in chip-based infrared spectrometers and cameras that can distinguish among different materials and temperatures to a high degree of precision.

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(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

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Original Manuscript: November 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2010
Published: February 5, 2010

Jessie Rosenberg, Rajeev V. Shenoi, Sanjay Krishna, and Oskar Painter, "Design of plasmonic photonic crystal resonant cavities for polarization sensitive infrared photodetectors," Opt. Express 18, 3672-3686 (2010)

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